Usage examples for disadvantage

  1. It is so nearly impossible to remedy a difficulty which has passed into print so largely, that we have to accept the evil, and remedy as best we may the disadvantage it is to young minds to have all this confusion presented to them on the threshold of their literary education. – Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy. by Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann
  2. Is there any sufficient reason why a woman who has trained her judgment in a medical school, shall not go into life, not only with no disadvantage, but with positive advantage from such training? – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  3. But against this disadvantage a long list of advantages is to be set off. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  4. He was not the cool villain like Munro- never to be taken by surprise, or at disadvantage; and his eye was now withdrawn, though but for a moment, beneath the stern and searching glance which read him through. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  5. Any of the breeds in this class will prove to be satisfactory for a farm flock, although the Colored breeds and varieties are at a disadvantage when dressed due to their dark pin feathers. – Ducks and Geese by Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum
  6. You would think him the most open- hearted chap in the world, but if you will watch him carefully in the spring you will learn things which are to his disadvantage. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard
  7. It is likely enough that to Mr. James the fact of having been bred in the United States has proved a disadvantage. – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  8. One naturally doesn't care to appear to any more disadvantage than is necessary. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  9. But there's another disadvantage of the train. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  10. The struggle had commenced, and though Murray fought bravely, he had been taken at a disadvantage, and the help had come, apparently, in vain. – The Rajah of Dah by George Manville Fenn
  11. No sums of money paid by way of indemnity will serve of themselves to save them from hopeless disadvantage for years to come. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  12. This will put us at a very serious disadvantage, thought he, in case it comes to fighting. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
  13. I made him realize the disadvantage you were under, he said, being a stranger and not knowing the ground. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  14. His constant presence in the streets might serve to make his face and figure familiar, and this would be a disadvantage if he were presently to help Mademoiselle St. Clair to escape from Paris. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  15. All of his own men were without their arms, and therefore they were at a disadvantage when they saw the natives of the country coming under arms. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  16. He therefore told him that if he could cast any light on his wife's disappearance, it was most desirable he should do so; for reports were abroad greatly to his disadvantage. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  17. " No one outside this room has been told aught to your disadvantage, my Lord," said the girl blushing rose- red. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  18. He must get them at a special disadvantage, and there was only one way in which this could, be accomplished. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  19. He was so much at a disadvantage now, that Peter felt sorry for him. – Pee-wee Harris on the Trail by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  20. She looked up with her soft, brown eyes, which always seemed to have in them, even when they smiled, a look of pleading- as of someone at a disadvantage. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward